Using this Module
The role of trees in providing beauty and shade in our communities and neighborhoods is widely appreciated. But what is less generally understood are the many vital and often unseen things trees do to make our cities and towns more pleasant and healthy places to live. Therefore, knowing how a tree interacts with its environment and its affect on soil, water, and air quality is essential to establishing a firm understanding of how to select and care for urban trees.
Tree selection is also very important and different factors that must be considered. Anyone considering planting trees should research the different environmental factors that can affect the growth and survival of the trees that they choose to plant. When the right trees are planted in the right place, people can enjoy the unique qualities that trees have to offer for a lifetime.
Introduction to Urban Tree Care
This module provides information on the importance of trees, tree growth, and the rights and responsibility if those who own them.
The learning objectives for this module are to:
- Understand that trees are living organisms, and how they grow.
- Recognize the positive impact trees have on many aspects of out lives.
- What responsibilities and rights tree owners have.
All of the objectives for this particular module can be found in the Module 1 PowerPoint presentation and accompanying presenter’s notes. The fact sheets and other suggested resources provide supplemental information. The packaged PowerPoint for the Introduction to Urban Tree Care module is presented in a way that the material can be relayed to the audience with ease and in a logical sequence. Since audiences and situations vary, the presentation can easily be modified to suit specific target audiences.
1.1 How Trees Grow
1.2 Benefits of Trees
1.3 Owner’s Rights & Responsibilities